Strand Map Drafting

Optical fibers serve as the fundamental infrastructure for all telecommunications networks, acting as the conduits for high-speed data transmission. In the realm of telecom, optical fiber networks can indeed be intricate, and managing this complexity necessitates the practice of mapping fiber routes through a method known as Strand Map Drafting. This process creates detailed maps of the fiber network, providing a precise visual representation of their location and dimensions.

What is Strand Map Drafting?

A strand map serves as a graphical depiction of the intricate network of fiber optic cables. Telecom enterprises seek support in meticulously drafting the placement of strands, anchors, and guy wires within their designated regions, particularly for their proposed aerial segments, as indicated by field maps.

These cables play a pivotal role in transmitting substantial volumes of data. Strand map drafting is the accurate procedure of crafting comprehensive and precise maps that document the cable routes, encompassing their trajectories, connections, and detailed specifications.

Why is it Important?

Strand maps are indispensable for efficient network planning and expansion of existing fiber networks.

Future Expansion: As the demand for network connectivity continues to rise, strand maps offer a clear vision for potential expansion, providing insights into additional space for laying fiber and accommodating increased capacity.

Adherence to Industry Standards: In the highly regulated telecom industry, strand maps serve as a valuable tool by offering a structured network plan that streamlines the whole process.

Optimized Network Planning: When planning new telecommunications networks, strand maps play a pivotal role. They assist telecom companies in identifying optimal routes for laying new cables, taking into consideration factors such as cost, distance, and capacity.

How is it Done?

In a typical project, strand maps are thoroughly crafted to accommodate the placement of strands, essential for supporting the ever-evolving environment of fiber optic cables. This process involves the integration of client-provided data and the installation of key components such as poles and strands within Spatial NET.

Furthermore, when drafting for multi-dwelling units and premises, it’s imperative to strictly adhere to designated design rules while digitizing the strand infrastructure.

Cutting-edge software is employed to create and continuously update digital maps that capture precise locations and detailed specifications of fiber optic cables. These maps may entail the involvement of surveyors and field technicians who collect on-site data. As the network evolves, these maps are routinely revised to reflect any changes.

Strand maps play a pivotal role in facilitating seamless network planning, monitoring existing fiber networks and ensuring straightforward expansion for the future.

For over 25 years, AABSyS has been supporting the global Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) service providers, across the globe, in planning, designing, managing, and upgrading telecommunications networks.

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